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Local Option

Not Rated.
Local OptionLocal Option
BA SCORE
97
world-class

137 Ratings
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 10.41%
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 1,091
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 31
Bottles: 50
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1102 W Webster Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-7020
United States
phone: (773) 348-2008

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @localoption

Notes:
Sunday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00am

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

(Place added by: tyee on 01-16-2008)
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Reviews by Here4Beer:
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4.06/5  rDev -8.1%

On a vacation involving some national doozies such as HopLeaf, MapRoom, & Publican this place stood out to me as a less reputable newcomer that was surprisingly impressive. What was supposed to be a quick round or two before an afternoon Sox game turned into four, as they offered some damn fine drafts.

Nondescript building nearby Depaul, not quite a college bar though as it looked like it had a fresh coat of paint and probably 100 bottles on a shelf in decorative fashion.

The craft beer conference was in town a week or two before, and DLDay was occuring the weekend I was in town, so maybe they had out a stellar tap lineup b/c of that? Regardless they had plenty of interesting sours, Imp IPA's, and other goodies I can't get in Las Vegas. Loved the Hopslam & Oak Aged Unearthly from Southern Tier.

Service was knowledgeable and attentive, but I was one of a dozen or so in there so maybe not so applicable.

All in all, check it out! As a beerbar barkeep this place reminded me of somewhere I'd like to work. The condescending beer snob attitude which can be found by the barkeeps/mgmt at the big national beer bars like Toronado is NOT found in this place. It's just a cool, low key hang with great suds. I'll be back (no Austrian accent intended)

Here4Beer, Apr 29, 2010
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

This is my favorite spot in Chicago. They usually have some rarer beers on tap plus they have some unique beers of there own. I love the Kentucky Common.

ianw87, Aug 26, 2014
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Local Option in Chicago, IL
97 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.